Comedy is acting out optimism. — Robin Williams
Did you see the pics from Robert Kennedy, Jr’s wedding in Cape Cod on Saturday?
He married actress Cheryl Hines of Suburgatory, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Waitress.
I have a somewhat personal interest in these nuptials since I met Robert and his former wife Mary on a flight to Aspen several years ago. They were both very nice. I didn’t realize then that Mary was this second wife.
That makes Cheryl number three.
Well, Robert lives here in New York, so I fully expect to vet Cheryl one day very soon!
This morning was grey and rainy, so I decided to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.
So, off I went.
If you love Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation and have been on the fence, go see it. This is a superhero film infused with his trademark sense of humor.
Bradley Cooper is also hilarious as the voice of the raccoon. And the talking tree, who can only speak four words, will become a favorite.
I have to admit, though, one of the most gut-wrenching movie moments in the theater today was seeing the trailer for Interstellar for the first time.
The broadcast and online media outlets have all gone gooey-eyed over the way NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced his own daughter Allison’s casting in the plum role of Peter Pan in the network’s upcoming live action production –
No tears here.
I demand that the full investigative reporting resources at NBC News be hurled at this story, which reeks of nepotism, entitlement and…dare I say, piracy.
J.M. Barrie said it best:
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if
you your daddy will sacrifice everything else for it.”
Thanks to Time Warner Cable’s primetime OnDemand, I was able to watch the first episode of WeTV’s new drama The Divide before it’s premiere this Wednesday, July 16th.
I was initially drawn to the show because Tony Goldwyn, our beloved president on Scandal, is one of the executive producers and the director. He has an impressive list of credits in the director role : Scandal, Justified, Dexter, Private Practice, Grey’s Anatomy, and The L Word. So I figured this new show was worth a look.
And I was right.
The story centers on a prisoner who has been on death row for almost 12 years for the murder of an entire family. All appeals have failed, and he is scheduled to be executed in a matter of weeks when a member of the Innocence Initiative finds new evidence that may be enough for a new trial.
The cast is excellent, what I’ve seen of the writing is compelling, and Tony’s direction is top-notch. I’ve already set my DVR to record the entire series.
Check it out!
This clip from Late Show with David Letterman has been circling around the Interwebs today and made me laugh.
Of course it did. It’s a classic Stupid Pet Trick.
Now…didn’t that do you some good?
Some weekends have a theme. Mine?
The Bridges of Madison County
We bumped into each other leaving Tick Tick Boom at City Center.
More accurately, my friend Dan helped me grab him for a quick hello, “you were wonderful in Bridges,” and a photo.
So totally worth it.
Then last night, Dan suggested we see a late-night show at 54 Below — Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.
I fully expect to see Kelli O’Hara at the market today buying juice.